Lower back pain affects 1/3 of UK adults and 80% of people worldwide will suffer from back pain at some point.
The majority of patients that seek osteopathic treatment do so for lower back pain. What are some of the main issues that can cause a ‘bad back’?
Accidents, sprains and strains
Obesity and lack of exercise
How can your Osteopath help? Osteopaths are well known for treating back pain and patients report high satisfaction with treatment. There is good quality evidence supporting the beneficial effects of manipulation for back pain and the National Institutes for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends osteopathy for sub-acute and chronic low back pain.
Osteopaths can use a wide range of gentle manual treatments depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. We may work into the soft tissues of your back or rhythmically mobilise the joints to release tension and sometimes we may gently manipulate the back to loosen the joints and you may hear a “click”.
Treatment is different in every individual and sometimes it might involve treating other areas in the body such as the hips or neck.
We may offer advice on your lifestyle particularly if we feel something you are doing repetitively is part of the reason why you have back pain. We may offer advice on your posture and give advice on diet and exercise or give you specific exercises.'
Don’t put up with back pain! For further information about this or any other general aches, pains, orthopaedic or musculoskeletal problems, arrange a consultation with our friendly, experienced team at Sandbach Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinic on 01270 759 491.